Perhaps you are one of the folks who has been wrapped up in the MLB Network Top-10 Right Now series this offseason. While it ranked Dodgers such as Cody Bellinger and Clayton Kershaw fondly – that may not be the case for the following players. Still, to make this list at all is to say that you’re one of the finest at your position in the league.
However, when it comes to being a Los Angeles Dodgers player; some fans will only be happy with a top billing. Even if it comes from something that doesn’t exist in tangible form like ‘The Shredder’.
Let’s take a look at how Corey Seager fared amongst shortstops, and Kenley Jansen amongst relievers.
MLB Network Top-10 Right Now: Shortstops
When everything shook out, Seager was ranked as the seventh best shortstop in the game by ‘The Shredder’. If you’re wondering who took the top spot – it’s hard to argue with Francisco Lindor. The merit that Seager received should speak volumes towards his talents if anything. Seager missed most of the 2018 season and will hope to approach Opening Day 2019 at full strength.
MLB Network Top-10 Right Now: Relievers
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 10, 2019
Moreover, Kenley Jansen was left off the list entirely by ‘The Shredder’. Still, Jansen did make the last spot in the fan voting, and placed fifth by Brian Kenny while coming in ninth by Dan Plesac. While this is a far cry from where you might expect Jansen to be, he’s coming off the worst season of his big league career. It’s probably a fair assessment for the current time.
Indeed, Jansen needs to make 2019 about reclaiming his place of greatness within the game.
Your Thoughts on The Rankings
How do you feel about where Seager and Jansen were ranked by MLB Network? Is it fair? Would you have them higher? Leave your thoughts in the comments, along with what you expect from each in the 2019 season!
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